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Insecurity: Nigerian First Lady restates need for stiffer penalty for kidnappers, others

L-R: Senator Representing Lagos-Central and Chairman Senate Committee on Marine Transport, Senator Wasiu Eshinlokun Sanni; First Lady, Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON; Senator Representing Lagos-East and Chairman Senate Committee on Banking and Finance, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru; and Senator Representing Lagos-West and Chairman, Senate Committee on Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation, Senator Oluranti Adebule, During a Courtesy Visit to the First Lady in Her office, at the State House, Abuja, FCT

*First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, receives Lagos State Senators during a courtesy visit to her office in Abuja, restating her recent call for stiffer penalties for kidnappers in the country

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

Against the backdrop of the extant security challenges in Nigeria, First Lady Senator Oluremi Tinubu, CON, has reiterated her call for stiffer penalties for kidnappers in the West African country.

Senator Oluremi Tinubu said this while speaking when she received the Senators representing the three Senatorial Districts in Lagos State in her officer at the State House, Abuja, FCT.

Busola Kukoyi, Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to the First Lady on Media, in a statement issued Thursday, March 15, 2024, noted that she appealed to the lawmakers to address  security-related laws to stem the tide of this crime in Nigeria.

Senator Tinubu stated: “We should look into the laws we would bring up. On the issue of kidnapping, it is like we are in a war, a war against kidnapping and kidnappers.”

She, however, admonished Nigerians to help one another in this situation.

“The administration of President Tinubu is resolute to leave a legacy for generations yet unborn.

“This takes a lot of sacrifice and courage,” she noted.

Earlier during the visit, the leader of the delegation, Senator representing Lagos East, Chairman Southern Senators’ Forum and Chairman Senate Committee on Banking and Finance, Senator Adetokunbo Abiru, had noted that the reforms of President Bola Tinubu, GCFR are on course to put the country on a solid footing of economic wellbeing and lasting prosperity.

Senator Abiru assured Nigerians, that the Senate would continue to formulate people-centered legislation, especially as it regards the economy and security.

The Federal lawmaker also expressed optimism that Nigeria would soon be an economic haven.

Also on the courtesy visit were Senator representing Lagos Central, Senator Wasiu Eshinlokun Sanni who is also Chairman Senate Committee on Marine Transport and Senator representing Lagos West, Senator Dr Oluranti Adebule who is also Chairman Senate Committee on Social Welfare and Poverty Alleviation.

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